Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Tuesday Tit Bits.

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Good Evening,its been a lovely winters day here but the pavements are still very bad and it is making walking difficult. We usually don't take the car out to go for a walk but today we did, we took it down to the lochside to see if walking would be easier there. It was great, underfoot was fine as it is rougher ground and paths. We had a lovely view of the resident Kingfisher as an added bonus.It was very cold but we are both lucky as we have feather flled jackets that are so cosy. We had a look at the finishing touches that have been made to the trail around he loch. It must have been hard to chose what to make as a theme.The loch is famous for fishing the world championships are held here so one of the small pillars are carved with fishing flies.


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On another stone is a lovely carving of two curling stones, again the loch is famous for holding Bon Speil (outdoor curling) but with our warmer winters (I wish someone had told the weather that this afternoon) the loch does not freeze thickly enough to hold the big events as hundred of curlers from all over Scotland come to curl. The way this winter is going we may be lucky come January.
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We really enjoyed being out and about this afternoon after not getting out for our walks for the past few weeks. Have a nice evening.
Love Joan

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15 comments:

Sugar said...

cold here too, snow is falling as i type.
glad you had a nice walk. :)
nice pics, ty for sharing.
huggies...

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

After being below freezing for several days - today it warmed up and rained. all day long too. Tonight it will get colder and snow again. Glad you have such a nice place to walk. I know you must have enjoyed it. I know I would.
'On Ya'-ma

Stuart said...

snow white here all day......... with frost we took a different route like you over rougher ground

D said...

raining here today.. but they are calling for it to change later.... glad you got your walk in :)
hugs

Sybil said...

Glad that you had such a nie albeit cold walk !! Not so bad down our way..it is cold and frosty but gone by 10ish..thank goodness.. That looks as if it may be a wheelchairable walk...wold be nic eto ty next time I am up...
Much Love keep warm
Sybil xx

Jan said...

Your pictures are great again I loved the stones with the fishing and hurling emblems on them ,...love Jan xx

Julie said...

I love the photo's, it is cold her also and snowy.

Jeannette said...

Glad that you were able to get out for a walk. Those stones are certainly interesting, nice carvings.

Mark and Elayne said...

I love the picture of the house with the snow fall. There is no snow here and I would like to keep it that way :)
Laini

Marie said...

Loved all the pictures Joan and reading about your walk. It's been very cold here as well, but no snow.

Ally Lifewithally said...

Joan Glad you and Stuart went for your walk on safe ground ~ I loved those stones round the Loch ~ and the pictures are great ~ and how lovely your saw the Kingfisher they are such a beautiful bird ~ Ally x

Yasmin said...

Just cold down here, you guys do very wel to get out and about so much wish I had your energy.

Take care

Yasmin
xx

Jeanie said...

It's still treacherous in places here in the Lakes although the snow has climbed back up to the fell tops Joan. The pavements are slick with ice in places as our temps have dropped.
Your walk sounds lovely. Especially when you are all wrapped up snug for it.
I have only ever once seen a kingfisher and it was one I rescued as it had banged itself off a window.
They are brilliant little birds...aren't they?
I liked the theme along the lochs new walled paths.
Stay warm and safe.
Love
Jeanie xxx

Missie said...

No snow here today, it warmed up to 60 degrees with rain.

Loved the pictures!

angel said...

We have kingfishers that sit on top of the Purple Martin house or in the dead tree by the pond, and they dive down into the water to catch fish. They are fun to watch but my husband worries they will eat all his fish!

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